Seattle-based Writer, Author, Poet, Writing Teacher

Readings/ Writers’ Conferences/ Courses Offered

Priscilla has three new books out.

  •  Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press)
  • Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press)
  • Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press)


Regular Writing Courses Offered:

Note: For the writer, the journey from wishful to virtuoso is one whose alchemical transformations occur entirely within a process of work. In our classes we work very hard. Are you ready to work and have you cleared enough time to do every assignment to the best of your ability? That is the question to ask yourself as you consider taking one or another of these courses. Oh, yes, we do have fun. But we groan too, and we work.  

Winter Seminar 2018. Meets at the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, midday, 12:45–3 p.m.

Four sessions, with portfolio due some weeks later. Cost $300. Limited to 10. 

The winter seminar is closed.

Monday January 8, 2018 (Rm 221)
Skip M L King Day
Monday January 22, 2018 (Rm 221)
Monday January 29, 2018 (Rm 221)
Monday February 5, 2018. (Rm 221)


June Intensive 2018.  Meets at the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, four evenings, 7–9.

Four evenings in June, with portfolio due some weeks later. Cost $300. Limited to 10.
Monday, June 4, 7-9 p.m. (Rm 221)
Thursday, June 7, 7-9 p.m. (Rm 221)
Skip a week.
Monday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. (Rm 223)
Thursday, June 21, 7-9 p.m. (Rm 221)